Our partner TU Graz hosted a school visit – Basics of Biotechnology for 13-14 year old school scientists. In three exercises, they experienced different laboratory techniques: streaking and growing microorganisms like bakers yeast, isolating DNA from fruits and vegetables and simulating a protein engineering exercise by doing a colorimetric assay on active and inactive clones. A short lecture supported by a poster outlined the aims and tools of ROBOX in simple language. A lab tour allowed them to see active research facilities and catch their interest.